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Hverfjall, Lake Myvatn

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Hike up Hverfjall for rewarding views of the desert, the lake, and the lava fields below. The crater, created nearly 2,800 years ago during a small but powerful eruption, stands at an elevation of 420 m (1,378 ft) and is one of the largest in the world. Take one of the two designated paths that lead to the rim of the crater: one from the northwest and the other from the south. The climb up is steep, and winds are strong, so bring appropriate footwear, a windbreaker, and hiking poles if you are not an experienced hiker. Note that there are lots of bugs in the area. Plan to visit Hverfjall during your Reykjahlid vacation using our convenient Reykjahlid vacation trip planner.
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  • Welcome to Mars! This place is colorful and have so much of steam and boiling sensation! Just be wary of the surfur smells though. It's just 5 minutes drive from Myvatn, worth the visit.  more »
  • Good hike very interesting, hike can be difficult if you don't go easy and take breaks. Bathrooms the but the pay turnstiles didn't work.  more »
  • The crater is large and old and quite fascinanting to see its size and its obvious power back when in blew. The crater other than iyts size is not that special but the 450 meter hike up is worth it.  more »